Wednesday, December 26, 2007

We had a great Christmas! Spent Christmas Eve and Christmas morning at my hubby's parents and then came to our house in the afternoon for our personal family Christmas. These are pics of my daughters, their hubbies and the grandkids. Happy!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

rag quilt for brother-in-law

Here is the rag quilt I made for my brother-in-law for Christmas. I drew his name. It is a kit by Benertex. Went together really fast and there is no batting and it is still is warm and soft and cuddly.

My swap pin

Here is a pin I got from Sharon Hawkes. She lives in New Zealand and does wonderful needle felted tiny animals. Isn't he the cutest needle felted Rudolf the Reindeer! He is only about 1 1/2 inches big. I don't see how she does it!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Last swap of the year

Yep it is the last swap I am doing this year! But I have already signed up for a Jan swap! LOL

This is two pins for the same partner. The swap was Santa or his elves. I made the Santa but wasn't real happy with him as he isn't smiling. It is a sculpy face. So I made the elf with one of my painted faces on it. I like that one much better. I still sent both out to my partner!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

More swaps!!

This is a pin swap on another Yahoo Group. It is going to New Zealand.

The 'Sandy Claus', based on Jack from 'Nightmare before Christmas' got a bit big and turned into an ornament! So I made a ribbon poinsettia for a pin!
The head of Jack is sculpy clay.

My decorations

The Annalee collection is on a crocheted tablecloth that I made 32 years ago!

Here is a collage of some of the decorations that I put up. A lot of the stuff I have made but a lot has been collected over the years like my Santas in the bookcases.


The tree is back up! I only lost one ornament which I thought was amazing. My husband put it back up while I was out at a wrapping party. (We wrapped all the gifts collected for the underpriviledged families in our area that submitted their names) I added a few more ornaments but that was it. The lights and garland got tangles so that was left as is and shoved up the branches! LOL

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

OH NO!!!

Well this is what I found when I woke up this morning!! Just fell over! Yikes! this is the second year in a row it has done this. As you can see by the ladder and ornament box I wasn't even done decorating it!!! I called my hubby and said he had better bring home a new stand as it cracked this time. And this was one of those stands where you can adjust the tree and lock it in to position. I guess they didn't take into account the fact that my hubby likes large heavy trees. He picks them out himeself.
It is too heavy for me to get up so I guess hubby will have to do it when he gets home!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

It is December!!!

I can't believe it is already December! I have been decorating for two days and I think I am almost done. As soon as I am I will take some pics and post them. I haven't made anything since the Santa. Gotta get busy!! Gotta get shopping too!!